JOB: Assistant Attorney General – Helena, MT

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    Stephanie Slade

    Represents the State of Montana in civil and criminal cases appealed to the Montana Supreme Court, in civil post-conviction and state habeas corpus litigation, and in petitions for writs of supervisory control or other extraordinary writs filed in the Montana Supreme Court. Assists with complex litigation and analyzes the performance of trial and appellate counsel to determine whether constitutional standards of adequate assistance of counsel were met. Participates in a broad range of litigation. Writes briefs and prepares and participates in oral argument. Works independently on these projects but may consult with senior attorneys, the bureau chief, and/or chief civil counsel in developing legal theory of the case. Works in conjunction with a senior attorney when an evidentiary hearing and civil discovery is involved and in preparing draft pleadings, conducting in-depth legal research and discovery, and other work as assigned.


    • Thorough knowledge of word processing software, hardware, and databases.
    • Superior knowledge of Montana Rules of Civil Procedure; Montana Rules of Evidence; Montana Rules of Appellate Procedure; Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; Federal Rules of Evidence; Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure. Working knowledge of conflict of laws issues, Indian law, Rules of U.S. Supreme Court.
    • Ability to conduct thorough legal research; communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing; organize and synthesize complex materials for court presentation; prioritize workload; meet deadlines; maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, the public, prosecutors and other counsel; deals with confidential and sensitive material.
    • Competencies include: Loyalty and Dedication, Commitment to the Public, the Organization and Mission of the Agency, and the Profession. Speaks and writes effectively in oral and written presentation.

    The applicant must have graduated from college and an accredited law school. Membership in the State Bar of Montana, plus two or more years of related experience.

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